Solid wood furniture can generally be restored unless the piece has been in the water for several days or a week and the damage is severe. Clean and dry the part, then evaluate if it can be repaired or not. This can loosen joints and cause deformations and swelling. You should try to dry the furniture as soon as possible.
Keep it in a shaded area, as the sun can cause wet wood to crack and warp. If you still have some water in your house or your floors are wet, use bricks or blocks to keep furniture off the floor. You can set up fans or dehumidifiers to help keep the air moving and speed up the drying process. Avoid using any type of heat (hair dryers, irons) to dry furniture, as this will damage the wood.
Floods can be a very stressful and complicated situation. Not only does cleaning take a long time, but you might not know where to start. Determining what can be saved, if anything can be saved, is an overwhelming task and depends on the type of furniture you have and the magnitude of the flood. Because it is less porous, solid wood furniture is more likely to be salvaged than upholstered or chipboard furniture.
While it's best to leave the restoration of water damage to professionals, here are a few things to keep in mind. Leather and vinyl upholstery is generally more resistant to water damage than fabric-based upholstery. So what are you going to do with your water-damaged leather sofa or those nice chairs that you just bought and can't return? Are there ways to recover these parts after being exposed to water so that you don't have to take out your wallet again to replace them? Luckily there are. One of the dangers after water damage is mold, bacteria and other contaminants, which can begin to form within 24 to 48 hours.
When your home and wooden furniture are damaged by water, Décor Construction has the experience needed to bring it back to life. Before delving into restoring your fabric furniture, you should make sure that you have enough cleaner and disinfectant, as the water may be contaminated. However, if the mattress was exposed to water for only a short time and if the flood water was clean, it can be recovered. The type of water plays an important role in determining which path to take to clean damaged furniture.
Unfortunately, water damage may not be limited to furniture that has been submerged in water; excessive moisture in the air can also damage furniture. We can deal with your unexpected water damage situations and manage the entire cleaning and restoration process. In some special circumstances (for example, if water has soaked the furniture for an extended period of time), it may be necessary to remove the upholstery completely in order for the cleaning, treatment and drying process to reach hard-to-reach places that were damaged.